West Ham are reportedly interested in Brazil international Everton Soares ahead of the summer transfer window.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side are keen on the attacker (CalcioMercato), but would be rivalled by Manchester United, AC Milan and Roma for his potential signature.
It is understood that he’s likely to cost between £17.1million and £25.7million to prize away from Brazilian top-flight club Gremio.
The 23-year-old winger would bring some real pace and energy to the West Ham team, which is why it’s likely he could force his way right into the starting XI.
But there are already several options within the Hammers squad out wide and Everton’s arrival would stir things up.
West Ham youngster Grady Diangana should be pushing for a loan exit next season if the club do add more quality on the wings.
The 20-year-old has made his senior breakthrough at the London Stadium and played 18 times for the first team, but has mainly been used as a substitute.
He is certainly a major talent with big potential, but with no obvious route to the starting XI a loan in the Championship could be perfect for his development.
West Ham already have Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio and Robert Snodgrass as senior options out wide, which is why the arrival of Everton would make it even harder.
Diangana needs to start experiencing regular first-team action and the dazzling winger would be a great addition on loan for most Championship teams.